Friday, 27 February 2015

meanwhile last week

I'm gathering photos of the puppies in their new homes, but in the meantime, here are a few more photos that Jenny took when she & Rob were here last weekend.

3 cute pups - Eevi, Kaija & Niko

4 cute pups - Tux, Niko, Eevi & Kaija



The girls

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

8 weeks old and setting off

The puppies have reached the magic age of 8 weeks old and one-by-one they have flown the nest.  Tonight Tuuli is missing them a bit, carrying toys around in her mouth, and at rather a loose end. 

Last night, when she had only Malaki left, she spent a lot of time with him - and her tail made a nice nest for a nap.

And here is everyone setting off for their new homes and new adventures.

Niko was the first to leave with Jenny & Rob.  And Tux hitched a ride with them part-way to his new home with Wendy, Scott & his new big brother Karhu in Glasgow. 


Tux & Niko

Next to go was Eevi all the way to north Wales with Helen & Matt followed swiftly by Kaija who went only a few miles down the road to Plymouth with Becky, Matthew & Mason.



Then we were left briefly with Malaki, and we had an enormous amount of fun letting him run riot all over the living room and kitchen playing with the girls.  Then the time came for him to go to his new home too, and he set off for Bedfordshire with Tiffany and her parents, Stephanie & Ryan.  And he will have a new big brother, too - Lappy Shadow.


Hopefully I will have some photos of the gang in their new homes to share before long.  I'm not above nicking them from Facebook, as you know, so I'm sure I'll find something to share.

Saturday, 21 February 2015


Now that the puppies are weaned, Tuuli doesn't let them nurse anymore.  But she does love to spend time with them, just in the pen chewing a hoof or playing with them.

And Neka enjoys them too

Thursday, 19 February 2015

7 weeks old

You may have thought I had forgotten, but no.  And you will see from the poor quality of the photos that there is no time in this house.  But the 7-week pics had to be taken, regardless of how late at night and regardless of how wiggly the puppy and regardless of how ... unfortunate ... the results.

The Juhla puppies, 7 weeks old, in various states of wiggliness.  Oh, and late at night with not-so-great lighting either.  And there's an outtake for each one too -  I'm spoiling you!

Juhla Pikkuveli - actually to be known as Tux!

Juhla Eevi - Eevi

Juhla Ismo - Malaki (Mally)

Juhla Kaija - Kaija

Juhla Niko - Niko

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

happy birthday

... to the Riemu puppies who are 3 years old today.

Here's how cute they were at 6 weeks, fabulous photo courtesy of Alexandra McNicol (click on the image for a larger size).

L-R: Mikko, Miia, Kiittaa, Emmi, Jacob, Tiia

Monday, 16 February 2015

rainy days

Rainy days are tough when you have almost-7-week-old puppies who are getting housetrained and really, really want to go outside to do their business.  Then there is the matter of all the running and playing.

On days like that, it's all hands to the pump to keep the puppies entertained. As always, these puppies are very lucky to have their great-granny Neka in their lives.  She loves to get into the pen to play.  

Niko with granny Neka

Meanwhile, Eevi is busy at the tail end

Kaija joining in the fun

Neka buried in puppies - that's Malaki in the middle

Sunday, 15 February 2015

still here

We are still here and still playing with puppies.  In between the house training, cleaning up, feeding, walking and all the rest, that is.

On Friday the puppies had their eye test and were pronounced all to have healthy eyes.

As you can see in this video, they also have healthy, bouncy legs and nice strong jaws.  Oh, and lungs, let's not forget the lung-power.

And at some point I promised to share another cute shot from the Jenny Duckworth photoshoot and then I forgot.  So here it is now.  Can you see how much they have changed in 2 weeks between the still and the video?  Click on the image for a larger size.

L-R: Tux (Veli), Ensi (Malaki), Liila (Kaija), Tan (Niko), Kukka (Eevi)

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

6 weeks old

The fluff-monsters are 6 weeks old, cute as can be, and have their new families and new names all arranged.  I'm busy as you like - or at least certainly as busy as I ever like! - so without any fantare, here they are.

Tux - Infindigo Juhla Pikkuveli  -  to be known as Veli

Pikku is Finnish for "little" and veli is "brother" and he is going to be the little brother of Pikkukarhu (Karhu) in Glasgow with Wendy & Scott.

Kukka - Infindigo Juhla Eevi  -  to be known as Eevi

Eevi is a Finnish girl's name.  She is going to live with Helen & Matt in Flintshire, north Wales.

Ensi - Infindigo Juhla Ismo - to be known as Malaki

This boy was named in honour of his dad Kuura's big brother Ismo (Lakeslapps Rakko) who died too young less than a week before these puppies were born.  Run free at the Rainbow Bridge, sweet Ismo.  We will remember you whenever we think of this puppy who is so affectionate, calm and waggy.  This boy will be going to live with the Sinclair family and his new big Lappy brother Shadow.

Liila - Infindigo Juhla Kaija - to be known as Kaija

 Kaija is a Finnish girl's name and also the pet name of Infindigo Monta Sulo, so there's a fine recipe built in there to keep me confused.  It doesn't take much these days.

She is staying right here in Devon and going to live in Plymouth with the Perks family and 2 rabbits.

Tan - Infindigo Juhla Niko - to be known as Niko

Niko is a Finnish boy's name.  He stole the hearts of photographer Jenny & Rob and will be going to live in Nottingham and be the subject of many, many photos!  That's the plan, anyway, if they can convince him to stay still long enough, that is.......

Sunday, 8 February 2015

random acts of cuteness pt 2

Thanks again to Jenny Duckworth, I have some photos to post.  Here's a selection of the gang at 4.5 weeks in various states of cuteness - all were taken by Jenny.

That's just about it now for Jenny's fine work.  You've had the cute portraits, and you have had the hilarious scale photo.  Here are the candids and there are just 2 more special ones I've been holding back.  One will be posted tomorrow and if you want to see the other, you'll have to get your hands on a copy of the Finnish Lapphund Club of Great Britain yearbook when it is published in March because that's where that one is going.

Various chomping activites

Hanging around activities

Ensi looking adorable

Tan & Ensi

My guess would be Kukka

Various snoozing activities

Pile of puppies